Your most memorable gifts

Our social media audience weighs in on Christmas gifts they loved

We asked our readers on Facebook to tell us about the most memorable gift they’d ever received. Here’s some of their stories:

“My sweet sister and I used to have a competition and always try to out do each other by giving each other a very special gift on special occasions. A few years ago, she was actively dying of cancer but said she was trying to make it to my birthday. Unfortunately she passed about a week before. When I got home from work the day of my birthday, there was a box outside my front door saying to open right away. Inside were two live lobsters, live clams, corn on the cob, cheesecake, and a letter from my now deceased sister saying, have a wonderful birthday, make a mess of yourself! She won.” — Margaret Ann

“My [boyfriend] always gets me the most heart warming little things: whale tails necklace while in Alaska , a new tea set after our first date to a tea place, framed photos of my kids for my walls in my new place, the gift of respect — that’s a huge one. They are all meaningful, memorable and induce salty discharge from my eyes.” — Bethany Jenkinson

“A pink crib for my doll from the Fort Johnson Fire Department when I was around 8 years old. They delivered gifts to my family. We had seven kids then. Really loved that crib and appreciated it.” — Eileen Vargas

“My most memorable gift was from my grandmother it was a box of encouraging letters … didn’t mean so much when she gave it to me but after she passed away it meant so much to me.” — Mike Lemons

“My Mary Poppins and Bewitched dolls!” — Mary Salvino

“This isn’t my story, but it’s the best Christmas story I was ever told. My husband’s grandmother was born in 1938. She shared that her best Christmas was in 1950 when at 12 years old she got a orange as a gift. Due to the war and the struggles of the years before that Christmas she had never had a orange before. I often think of this when my children give me a list so crazy, that there once was a girl who was over the moon for a orange. That small fruit made a memory she still thinks about and shares.” — Rebecca Morreale

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